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Guimarães

The Guimaraes will always hold a special place in the history of Portugal. The first king of Portugal Afonso Henriques was born here. This city has been restored quite a lot, while still maintaining its place as a World Heritage Site.

This city boasts some beautiful verandas, granite laden balconies and towers. Guimarães is a place out of the fairy tale books. It still continues to be medieval and promises to take you back in time. Besides this some of the most iconic places in Guimarães is the very popular Alberto Sampaio Museum that you must visit. The convent of Santa Clara, the Casa do Arco are in the Rua da Santa Maria.

Go up the famous street of Avenida Alberto Sampaio and you will witness one after another, the palace of the Dukes, the monument to the King Afonso Henriques, Chapel of St. Miguel last but not the least, the castle.

In the older days, the Rua D. Joao was the road to go to Porto. Even today, you will witness some of the most beautiful houses with wooden balustrades and a 17th century charm. If arts is what fascinates you then Guimarães will not leave you disappointed.  José de Guimarães International Arts Centre is present in the Guimarães and it has some great artsy things.

Take a cable car up to Monte da Penha and enjoy the perfect beauty this city has to offer.

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